Latest News for: Maritime claims


China Using Civilian Ships to Enhance Navy Capability, Reach

Beijing News 25 Sep 2022
... trawlers more than they can make by fishing simply to drop anchor for a minimum of 280 days a year to support Beijing's claim to the disputed archipelago, said Gregory Poling, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative.

'Philippines has no territorial conflict with China'

The Manila Times 24 Sep 2022
The Philippines and China have been in a long-standing maritime dispute as Beijing claims almost the entirety of the South China Sea, which overlaps with the West Philippine Sea ... He said that the "differences" between Manila and Beijing concerning maritime territorial claims should not be "the defining element of our relationship.".

Blinken: US will not be able to stop Israel if Hezbollah attacks over gas

The Jerusalem Post 24 Sep 2022
Earlier this month, the Lebanese Al-Akhbar newspaper claimed that Washington had increased its pressure on Israel to finalize a maritime deal following intelligence according to which Hezbollah has changed the deployment of forces and is preparing for military action.

MSC fires back in ongoing spat with Pennsylvania home decor firm

Splash24/7 23 Sep 2022
In August last year Pennsylvania-based home decor MCS Industries filed a complaint with the Federal Maritime Commission in Washington DC, claiming MSC had contravened the US Shipping Act and not stuck to its agreed shipping commitments ... long since abandoned its collusion claims.

MSC doubles down in ‘contractual’ dispute with US shipper

Tradewinds 23 Sep 2022
The liner operator said that claims before the US ...

Target, Electrolux and Philips among host of brands signing up to 2040 zero emission shipping commitment

Splash24/7 23 Sep 2022
More mega brands including giant US retailer Target are signing up to a movement to ensure goods are moved on clean, green ships in less than a generation ... “In less than a year, coZEV has changed the narrative surrounding decarbonisation in maritime shipping,” claimed Dan Porterfield, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute ... .

Revised Draft Indian Ports Bill 2022 will stifle state-specific initiatives: TN CM

Hindustan Times 22 Sep 2022
This was because the maritime states facilitated the growth of non-major ports through private investments and business-friendly policies. Many such states, especially Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Andhra pioneered such facilitatory development of minor ports and have contributed to an increasing share of maritime cargo handling, he claimed.

Iran trying to buy Lebanon with fuel, says IDF chief of staff

The Jerusalem Post 21 Sep 2022
In addition to being officially at war, Lebanon and Israel have an unresolved maritime border dispute over a triangular area of sea of around 860 sq ... Beirut claims that Blocks 8 and 9 in the disputed maritime waters are in Lebanon’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and parts of Block 9 run through waters that Israel claims as its own EEZ.

Canada Joins U.S. for Freedom of Navigation Transit in Taiwan Strait

The Maritime Executive 21 Sep 2022
The Royal Canadian Navy has joined the U.S ... 7th Fleet emphasized. In an implicit response to China's sweeping maritime claims, the command described the region as "beyond the territorial sea of any coastal State.". It is the first U.S ... President Joe Biden's apparent confirmation that the U.S. would defend Taiwan from a Chinese invasion ... forces, U.S ... ....

Israel risks crossing Hezbollah ‘red line’ as it prepares to connect to disputed gas field

The Guardian 20 Sep 2022
The Karish maritime reservoir, part of which is claimed by Lebanon, is estimated to hold 2-3tn cubic feet of natural gas Israel is preparing to connect a ...

Israel’s Karish Gas Field: Diplomatic Opportunity or Casus Belli?

The Washington Institute 20 Sep 2022
... much more attention of late because it lies close to the disputed dividing line between Lebanon and Israel’s exclusive economic zones (EEZs)—a festering disagreement that Beirut recently exacerbated by claiming an additional maritime area south of its previous declaration.

Israel risks crossing Hizbollah ‘red line’ as it prepares to connect to disputed gas field

The Irish Times 20 Sep 2022
The Israeli energy ministry said last week that it would conduct tests on the rig and natural transmission system in the Karish maritime reservoir, part of which is claimed by neighbouring Lebanon ... But Lebanon, which is still technically at war with Israel, claims part of the Karish field as its own.

Marcos Jr. can’t see future for Philippines without a US partnership

Stars and Stripes 20 Sep 2022
The Philippines without the United States as a partner is inconceivable, according to the country’s new leader ... Marcos Jr ... since taking office ... “Marcos has also publicly indicated displeasure at [China’s] continued pressing of claims over waters and maritime features it disputes with the Philippines,” he told Stars and Stripes in an email Wednesday ... .

Energean to Test Karish Pipeline with Eye on Hezbollah

Hamodia 19 Sep 2022
By Shimon B. Lifkin ... While Israel and Lebanon are reportedly on the verge of signing an agreement to settle their maritime dispute on offshore economic zones claimed by both countries, Hezbollah has threatened hostile action if Lebanon’s claims are not fully recognized without further delay ... .

A new threat from China faces Taiwan's military: Trolls with drones

Henry Herald 18 Sep 2022
Hilton drew a parallel to events in the South China Sea, where China has been accused of using a maritime militia to enforce its territorial claims by swarming disputed areas with hundreds of what are ostensibly civilian fishing boats ... China doesn't acknowledge their existence and when questioned, refers to them as a "so-called maritime militia.".

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